UCSA HELP Volunteer
UCSA HELP Volunteers conduct the initial interview when a student consults the UCSA Advocacy and Welfare Team. UCSA HELP Volunteers then assist the Team to find the best course of action for the student.
Applicants must be enrolled in a law, social work or psychology qualification at level 300 or above. CV, cover letter and references are required. Selected applicants will attend an interview.
UCSA HELP Volunteers commit 2 hours per week to the role during term time.
Students meeting LAWS365 requirements are ineligible.
Successful applicants will be trained in both interview techniques and aspects specific to the UCSA HELP role.
Hours involved in the activity
Up to 3 modules of 12 hours minimum per module. For every 12 hours of active learning you can claim recognition for one skill and one attribute. NB: opportunities only exist to develop the skills and attributes specified for this activity in the grey areas of the table below. For this activity you can claim a maximum of three learning and development outcomes.
Student Advocate - USCA
Room 123, Puaka-James Hight Building
Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute
By actively engaging in this activity, you can claim against the pre-determined intersection points detailed below. You should reflect on your experience and select the WRS/GA intersection point(s) that best represents your learning outcome.
- B1 - Communication - UYou communicate effectively and appropriately for your audience and easily listen to others.
- B4 - Learning - You see areas for self-development and know when to learn something new.
- B6 - Problem Solving - You notice current or potential issues and develop strategies to resolve those issues.
- C1 - Communication - You can share and write information clearly.
- C4 - Learning - You apply what you have learned to different areas.
- D1 - Communication – You explain your thoughts to be better understood and respect other cultural norms.
- D4 - Learning – You understand new ideas and develop new techniques to achieve a goal.
- D6 - Problem solving – You test what works in a situation and develop strategies to resolve issues.
|Co-curricular Record (CCR)||
UC Graduate Attributes (GAs)
|Bicultural Competence & Confidence||Community Engagement||Employability Innovation & Enterprise||Global Awareness|
|Work Readiness Skills (WRS)||Communication||A1||B1||C1||D1|
|Initiative and enterprise||A2||B2||C2||D2|
|Planning and organising||A5||B5||C5||D5|
- UCSA affiliated
- Not an academic prerequisite
- Not for academic credit
Are you interested in participating in this activity?